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A Fair Globalization

The use of the term “Fair” is a very lenient term. The opinion of fair in every human’s mind is about the same, but at the same time, it differs greatly when acted upon in any given situation. What then-does it mean to try to achieve a state of “A Fair Globalization”? Why would a nation, or even a committee of a nation try such a concept, and what as a people can we do to understand it for the better or for the worse? Fortunately there are people willing to make a stab in the dark about this radical new plan, and what most minds should at least think about when hearing about this in the future, as well as the present to draw their own conclusions about it.

The focus of the International Labor Organization is to ensure that countries promote and realize standards and fundamental principles and rights at work. This is a very large goal, and as such, there needs to be a set of guidelines that help everyone recognize what is to be expected, while allowing for the cultural, and education levels to be compensated for, so everyone can get a job that suits them and helps further the economic and social stability of the state at hand. Hence comes the proposal of a plan by the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization; that helps the ILO understand the need to raise the awareness of all nations, that this is not a single committee job, it will involve the entire world.   This notion is duly named “A Fair Globalization: Creating opportunities for all”-and it is beginning to show the signs of a huge following. But what is this proposal, and how can it help better the world?

This proposal and synopsis break down its points into 6 clear objectives that need to be noted, in order for anyone to even begin action toward helping the Labor economy of the world. They include {but are not limited to} national policies to address globalization, decent work in global production systems, global policy coherence for growth, investment and employment, constructing a socioeconomic floor, the global economy and the cross-border movement of people, and strengthening the international labor standards system. As such, these 6 steps are greatly expanded on within the main report, but they all follow the same internal message: The world as a whole will have to work to make this work. No one committee can influence the people of every nation enough for this to be a success.

To begin the breakdown of the Globalization plan, we need to start with the framework the ILO was based on. There was a principal goal that was followed in the early days of the ILO, and this plan asks that the moral framework be strengthened to accommodate the minds of the many. If this is done, then many will realize what is expected of them, since labor in it of itself is not a free endeavor, there must be rewards to all the work that is put into something. Things will not get better if no one puts any effort into it now! The diverse efforts from both private and public constituents need to work together instead of separate in order to start making large differences within this concept of the world. It focuses on the effects and products of labor in the eyes of women and men, so as to achieve the mindset and balance that anyone and everyone can contribute to this. It makes the reader realize that the Globalization plan is not some miracle action that will make the world better immediately, but rather it is a critical, positive and realistic process. With the notion that the project is very real, it helps to ease the minds of the workers, and allows them to feasibly come up with ideas that start small, but in the end grow into giant strategies that are infallible to the success of the plan.

To follow suit, this plan makes sure to address that the actions need to start from a home front, instead in a place one does not understand. Once methods are developed that CAN be modified, then spread and grow to a point where decent work is a global goal (through the steps of fairness and global governance )As such, it allows people to consider the facts that there needs to be national policies that help aid the facilitation of globalization, on a political level that includes funding, education, proper care of the workers and the installation of social equity/human rights within a given nation. Everyone has the right to work, so why not make it so that everyone who wants to work are rewarded for their endeavor with skills that will make them more competent for their job? One step is the reduction of poverty and taking note of the strategies that work. Another is the reworking of the political system in order to stabilize trade relations with other nations, as well as ensuring the people that are allotted for these jobs are competent. Economic and enterprise restructuring will be a large part of the system as a whole. This same issue is then expanded to a global concept, with a detailed point-the reformation of the social and labor impacts in a global setting. The localization setting is now over, and we must think or grander scales. So once again, trade-offs must be made, but this way a flourishing system can be finally implemented.

These are only the first steps that CAN be taken in order to make this work. That is key to remember. The system is not finite; as long as the support for the plan is there, this plan can evolve in any which way that the committees and the workers see fit. This also allows for criticism and ultimately for change. This changing aspect will also allow for the global economy to change and shift, and create more jobs, since there will always be positions to be filled now-in order to keep the economy flourishing. As this grows, so does the knowledge base, and with more knowledge comes more ways to refine and refresh now-made-old ideas into innovative new ones. In this way, the cycle perpetuates, allowing the cycle of growth to continue for some time. This leads the initiative for growth, investment and employment of global based jobs.

Once jobs are secured and proven to be effective, why not invest in them. There may be reasons why not-and these reasons need to be addressed. With growth, there are also jobs that help control growth, so no devastating decisions are made that can lead the successes into ruin. With the criticism come more growth, and more initiative to somehow overcome the outcome, or to produce something else that allows for the prosperity to continue. The investments will come shortly thereafter. As the investment and trust is placed, it also aids to the socio-economic floor and its development within the world.

Social and economic points of the nations will need to be redrafted, as they were in the beginning, to aid them with issues such as base level security, issues dealing with the well-being of the individual, better wages, better living arrangements and relocation of individuals to further utilize the full potential of their skills in the marketplace.

This leaves the issue of migration, and the effects of migrant workers within nations that may be already prospering. The regulation of migration for better jobs will be needed, and this is seen as a positive. As long as migration allows people to further their skills then there should be no problem, people can be able to travel and find jobs in exotic places to help them relax. As such, the standards for labor would have to rise, in order for everyone to realize that when they leave a certain place, that the labor expectation does not decrease, and that for the world to stay stabilized, everyone needs to consistently do that “decent amount of work” that they were taught in the beginning. It’s not hard to see how the ILO supports this, it just means the ILO will be the front runner in getting the private and public labor organizations together to bring this unification of labor ideals and goals. They will have to ensure that women are being included in this new endeavor, as well as gain the support of new members that are helping to broaden the membership base of unions. It helps them understand the technical capabilities of the partners that are needed, as well as the strategic alliances that will need to be made for more thorough results. The ILO should be willing to spearhead this endeavor, in order to achieve world peace. But there is more to this than merely understand what the ILO needs in terms of partners. The essence of the report calls for a more democratic, transparent, accountable and coherent multilateral system. It is important that all international organizations examine how they can ensure a closer connection between people’s concerns and the actions taken through multilateral cooperation. The ILO must achieve this understanding by improving the effectiveness of their systems, and by monitoring the actions of each nation’s diplomat to help ensure that everyone is working for a unified goal, rather than a separated permutation of “decent work” This also asks for a heightened provision of adequate resources to meet enlarged responsibilities.

As such, this also calls for the concept of strengthening analytical capacity through enhanced networking. This can be troublesome if there is some dissent between groups. This makes the ILO’s role even more difficult, but not totally unconquerable. This is true, for instance, of work on global and national macroeconomic policy coordination for growth and full employment, global production systems, and new integrated approaches to adjustment, social protection and labor market policies with international migration.

Lastly comes financial backing, but it is a step that is just as important as any other. If none of the businesses started by your plan are willing to help out for the further plans you have started into motion, then what good was it to start such business in the first place? That is an issue that the ILO is aware of, and it is also why they must seek funds from outside constituents in order to ensure that their plans can move on, despite setbacks.

There are choices that can come from this plan, the largest one being is it even worth working though these beginning steps in order for something that may take over 30 years to complete? That is up for the ILO to decide. This is merely an outline of the plan of “Fair Globalization” and it is not yet set in concrete. The benefits are well laid out, but so are the troubles with following such an immersing plan. In any event, it is with an omniscient outlook that one should look upon this plan, before making any rash discussion. After all, this is the beginning of the future of the world.

Credit to http://www.un.org and http://www.ilo.org/

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